Negative Impact Of Smartphone Essay

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THE NEGATIVES IMPACT OF SMARTPHONE ADDICTION ON TEENAGERS’ HEALTH (FROM 12 - 19 YEARS OLD)
1. Introduction
Nowadays, smartphone has become popular all around the world. People, at least have one smartphone with them. According to Wilcox (2009), the first smartphone was released 22 years ago, exactly in 1993, which was IBM Simon. This smartphone was design and engineered by International Business Machine Corp. (IBM). Not only IBM, which produced the smartphone but also Nokia, Ericsson, and Motorola produced the smartphone. But at that time, smartphone has not become much popular because it was too expensive. In 2007, Apple launched its first smartphone, which is iPhone. Some people call as iPhone 1, iPhone 1G or iPhone 2G. Not only Apple, but Samsung also launched its smartphone in 2009, known as Samsung GT-I7500. Because both iPhone and Samsung sold its product in affordable price, it makes the popularity of the smartphone increase.

The more popular the smartphone, the more people use it. But because the technological sophistication of the smartphone, many people become addicted with the smartphone and this make negatives impact to health especially to teenagers as Lenhart (2012) claimed that around 39% of ages from 12-17 have a smartphone added by Belfast Telegraph.co.uk (2011) that showed 95% of the aged
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It is because you are too focus on your phone. For instance, while teenagers are doing their homework, their concentration will decrease drastically if smartphone is around them. They will more focus on their phone especially while they are having a chat with someone. They will panic or feel desperate because they are worry about if there is anyone who searches them. According to Woda (2015), loss of concentration or attentions of teenagers are caused due to the difficulties of teenagers’ brain to focus. Therefore, teenagers need a strong determination to get rid of smartphone

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